“So what are emotions, really? Well, strap on your seat belt, because … emotions are guesses. They are guesses that your brain constructs in the moment where...
Gili means island. Near Lombok, in East Indonesia, there are 3 small islands on the the Wallace Line channel, called Gilis in short. No car nor motorbikes. D...
Hallucinating all the time
“We’re all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.”
Don’t believe in beliefs
Don’t believe in beliefs. When mystery presents itself people want answers. And when there are none, they cling to beliefs. As the function of a belief is to...
Perception deceives us
Our perception deceives us. We awake in the morning feeling still, as we look out the window to see a tiny looking sun rising in the sky. We walk outside and...
Treasures of Meaning
The concept of meaning starts with emptiness. It is like an empty bowl. You may fill an empty bowl with whatever you may wish – whether it be rice, fruit or ...
Old and happy
Why is it that many old people in western societies look all but happy? Has it to do with separation and loneliness? Is it the price to pay for what they cal...
Economics for everyone
Illustrated here by Andrew Park, Ha-Joon Chang explains why every single person can and should get their head around basic economics.
Numbeo: Numbers for all
Numbeo is the world’s largest database providing current and timely information on world living conditions.
Snaking into Milano China
2013 Snake year celebration parade is being held in Milano Chinatown. Clean winter sky, a warm shy sun to celebrate cultural identity with ease.
what on earth did I just witness?
Chinese animation artist Ray Lei, 26-year-old, has already hit International Animation Festival shows few times with his interesting multimedia works.
Best of La Linea
La Linea (“The Line”) is an Italian animated series created by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli.
The Mah Song
Marionettes of Spirits, The Mah Song. On an early morning in October, a crowd of men and women from Phuket's Thai-Chinese community gather in silence at the ...
Thailand's Sex Tourism
During the Vietnam war, American Soldiers would come to Thailand for R&R. Since then, Thailand has become known throughout the world as a premier destin...
A Shaman, His Family and his First Alaia Surfboard
The Mentawai people are an indigenous tribe of hunters who live deep in the jungle of Siberut Island, off the coast of western Sumatra.
A West African community gathers at Sunday for a energetic gospel session. The goal is to build unity, faith and happiness in every man and woman.